Ontario Reports 1,057 New Coronavirus Cases, 15 More Deaths –

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Ontario reported fewer than 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 more deaths on Saturday as hospitalizations fell below 1,000.

Provincial health officials have recorded 1,057 new cases of the coronavirus, a notable drop from 1,273 on Friday.

Ontario reported 1,135 new cases Thursday, 1,095 Wednesday and 1,039 Tuesday.

The seven-day moving average is now 1,248.

The number of virus-related deaths in the province stands at 8,726.

In the past 24 hours, Ontario labs processed 33,559 tests, up from 40,866 tests the day before.

The drop in testing contributed to a slight increase in the positivity rate to 3.6%, from 3.4% on Friday.

There are 934 patients receiving treatment in Ontario hospitals for the virus, up from 1,023 on Friday. The last time the number of hospital patients fell below 1,000 was on Monday.

Of those hospitalized, 626 are in intensive care units and 438 are breathing using a ventilator.

More soon.

The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.

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